Connecticut Info: Public Hearing on Dog-Related Bills Scheduled for Friday, March 9
On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Environment Committee is scheduled to consider several dog-related bills.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) encourages all concerned Connecticut residents to contact the committee members and respectfully share their views. House Bill 5355 – This bill seeks to amend several statutes regarding how a dog may be kept […] | March 6, 2018
More Rhode Island Dog Bills to be Considered on Wednesday, March 7
The Rhode Island House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee is scheduled to consider more dog-related bills at its Wednesday, March 7 hearing.   One of these bills, House Bill 7609, may impact dog handlers.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) encourages all concerned Rhode Island residents to contact the committee members and respectfully share their views. House […] | March 6, 2018
Minnesota Bills Seek To Make Misrepresentation Of A Service Dog A Crime
Companion Minnesota bills, House File 3157 and Senate File 2646, seek to make it a crime to misrepresent a dog as a service animal or a service animal in training.   First violations would qualify as petty misdemeanors with fines up to $100.  Second or subsequent violations would qualify as misdemeanors with 30 hours of community service for an […] | March 5, 2018
New Hampshire’s Commercial Kennel Bill Amended, Vote Expected on March 8
New Hampshire Senate Bill 569, which seeks to expand those considered “commercial kennels” by the state and create bond for care requirements, has been amended by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  The bill may be voted on during the next session of the full New Hampshire State Senate, which is currently scheduled for […] | March 5, 2018
Onondaga County, Ny To Consider Tethering Regulations On Tuesday (3/6)
The Onondaga County Legislature Public Safety Committee will consider new regulations regarding tethering during its hearing tomorrow (Tuesday, March 6). Two separate proposals are expected to be considered: “Proposal A” would prohibit anyone from tethering a dog outdoors for more than 2 hours when the temperature is lower than 32 degrees or higher than 90 degrees […] | March 5, 2018
Two More New Jersey Communities To Consider Retail Pet Stores Sourcing Restrictions
On Wednesday, February 28, the New Jersey communities of Red Bank and Kenilworth are both expected to consider substantively similar ordinances that will restrict pet stores to selling only dogs sourced from shelters and rescues.  The similarity of these proposals reflect a radical agenda aimed at limiting the purposeful breeding of dogs through restricting consumer […] | February 23, 2018
Ask Colorado House To Support Bill Prohibiting HOA Discrimination Against Dogs
The Colorado House Local Government Committee has approved a bill that would stop homeowners’ associations from discriminating against dog owners. House Bill 1126 as amended by the committee states that HOAs may not prohibit residents from keeping dogs based solely on the dog’s breed, weight, or size classification. A provision that would have still allowed […] | February 23, 2018
New York Senate To Consider Harmful Changes To Consumer Protection Laws
The New York Senate Consumer Protection Committee has given initial approval to a bill that would make significant changes to the state’s consumer protection laws.These changes include doubling the time frame in which a dog may be declared “unfit for purchase” due to an illness or symptoms of a contagious disease, and provisions that may […] | February 23, 2018
Rhode Island: Troublesome Dog Bills Up For Hearing On Wednesday, February 28
At its meeting on Wednesday, February 28, the Rhode Island House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee is scheduled to consider two bills of major concern to the American Kennel Club (AKC).  Part of a multi-state effort by animal rights groups to aimed at ending the purposeful breeding of dogs, House Bill 7477 would mandate that […] | February 22, 2018
AKC Supports House Bill 2822 Making It A Civil Infraction To Misrepresent A Service Dog
Today, the Senate Committee on Law and Justice will conduct a hearing on House Bill 2822, which more closely aligns Washington’s definition of a service dog with the American With Disabilities Act’s definition.  This bill will also make it a civil infraction with a possible fine of $500 to misrepresent a companion animal as a […] | February 22, 2018

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